The second AikidoBridge.nl was held in Amsterdam from 1 to 3 April 2011, during the most beautiful season of this country. With flowers blooming everywhere, the 3 days camp has been harmoniously and successfully completed.
It was our pleasure to again welcome Christian Tissier shihan, Hiroshi Ikeda shihan and Wilko Vriesman sensei as returning main instructors. As guest instructors, we had Philip Goutard sensei (FR), Piet Lagerwaard sensei (NL) and Chris de Jongh sensei (NL). Students were eager to receive every hour of teaching, which crossed borders of countries, organizations and styles. Passionate participants came beyond European borders: including US, Middle East and Asia, the numbers of participants added up to 150 during the 3 days. Embodying the initial spirit of the Aikido Bridge Friendship Seminar, this occasion brought teachers and students from different regions and backgrounds together, shared the joyful moment of bridging and exchanging skills and knowledge under the common vision of Aikido. Throughout the camp, on and off the mats, friendships have been built between all of us.
Featuring the same core instructors, the third AikidoBridge.nl will be held from 27 to 29 April 2012. It will also give you the opportunity to witness the Queens Day, on 30 April, in the Netherlands.